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SIHH 2016: Panerai PAM 662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio & PAM 663 Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio with pricing

by Nick Gould on January 18, 2016

Paneristi around the world eagerly await SIHH each year to see what new novelties Officine Panerai has created.  For 2016, the Paneristi will not be disappointed with the introduction of these two models.  Introducing the Panerai PAM 662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio & PAM 663 Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio.  These two models will be a special edition of 1000 units each.   

First the PAM 662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio.  Among the clients of Panerai who asked for a Radiomir watch was the Egyptian Navy, which for the first time in 1954 turned to the Florentine watchmaker for the supply of a special series of diver’s watches designed for frogmen. It was this request which gave rise to one of the most fascinating watches in the history of Officine Panerai, known to collectors by the reference 6154 and the name “Egiziano Piccolo” – to distinguish it from its famous successor, the Egiziano of 1956 – and today it is presented again as a Special Edition. Originally no more than 30 or 40 examples of the Egiziano Piccolo were produced, making it one of the most sought after vintage Panerai watches, and the new PAM 662 is a faithful re-creation of it, in a 47mm stainless steel case.

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The PAM 662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio Special Edition

The PAM 663 Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio has the same brown dial as the Radiomir fitted in a Luminor 1950 case, immediately recognisable by the bridge-shaped device with its locking lever which exercises a light pressure on the winding crown to protect it from accidental shocks and to help ensure the watch’s water-resistance. This device had certainly been invented and used even earlier, perhaps even before the end of the 1940s, but the patent application was only lodged as late as 1955, probably delayed because of the military secrecy imposed by the Italian Navy.  The case like Radiomir is made from stainless steel and is 47mm in diameter also.

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PAM 663 Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio Special Edition

Both watches feature a dial that looks faded and this is inspired by Panerai dials of the past which have discoloured due to the luminous material.   The dial and hands of both special editions have been filled with Ecru coloured SuperLuminova, to complete the vintage look.    To protect the dial on both watches, the crystal is made not of sapphire glass but of lightlycambered Plexiglas®.

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Close up of the PAM 662 Dial, made to look liked an aged dial.

Both special editions have the in-house P3000 manually wound movement visible through a sapphire caseback. The P.3000 calibre also has the useful device which enables the hour hand to be swiftly and accurately adjusted forward or backward, without interfering with the running of the minute hand.

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The Panerai P3000 Movement visible through the sapphire caseback

Both models are supplied with a Ponte Vecchio strap in brown leather with visible ecru sewing, the heat engraved OP logo and a tongue buckle in polished steel personalised Panerai. The elegant wood box in which the two new Special Editions are supplied also contains a spare Plexiglas® crystal. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (equivalent of a depth of about 100 metres).

Read also:   SIHH 2016: The H. Moser Swiss Alp Watch

 

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The PAM 662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio

Two very nice special editions, which should have many Paneristi excited as they have been wanting a special edition of the Egiziano Piccolo.

The PAM 662 will retail for $9,800 US Dollars (Suggested Retail Price)

The PAM 663 will retail for $10,200 US Dollars (Suggested Retail Price)

For more information please visit Panerai

Technical Specifications
RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS ACCIAIO – 47mm  PAM 662,  Limited to 1000 Units
MOVEMENT: Hand-wound mechanical, P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes.
CASE: 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel. DIAL: Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. POWER
RESERVE: 72H. WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~100 metres).

LUMINOR 1950 3 DAYS ACCIAIO – 47mm  PAM 663, Limited to 1000 Units

MOVEMENT: Hand-wound mechanical, P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes.
CASE: 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel. DIAL: Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. POWER
RESERVE: 72H. WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~100 metres).

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